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Aims & Scope

Journal of Racial and Ethnic Health Disparities reports on the scholarly progress of work to understand, address, and ultimately eliminate health disparities based on race and ethnicity. Efforts to explore underlying causes of health disparities and to describe interventions that have been undertaken to address racial and ethnic health disparities are featured. Promising studies that are ongoing or studies that have longer term data are welcome, as are studies that serve as lessons for best practices in eliminating health disparities. Original research articles as well as evolutionary reviews presenting the state-of-the-art thinking on problems centered on health disparities will be considered for publication.

  • The leading journal dedicated to examining and eliminating racial and ethnic health disparities
  • Official Journal of the W. Montague Cobb – NMA Health Institute, whose mission is to eliminate racial and ethnic health disparities
  • Original research, systematic reviews, and commentaries presenting the state-of-the-art thinking on problems centered on health disparities will be considered for publication
  • Cato T. Laurencin
Publishing model
Hybrid (Transformative Journal). 


Journal metrics

Impact factor Five year impact factor Submission to first decision (Median) Downloads
3.524 (2021) 3.307 (2021) 5 days 460,680 (2021)

Latest articles

  1. Immigration Status, Legal Vulnerability, and Suicidal/Self-harm Ideation Disparities Among Immigrant-Origin Latinx Young Adults in the U.S.

    • Melissa J. Hagan
    • Martha Morales Hernandez
    • Cecilia Ayón
    • Content type:OriginalPaper
    • Published: 22 June 2023

  2. Identification of Determinants and Implementation Strategies to Increase Long-Acting Injectable PrEP for HIV Prevention Among Latino Men Who Have Sex with Men (MSM)

    • Juan Pablo Zapata
    • alithia zamantakis
    • Artur Acelino Francisco Luz Nunes Queiroz
    • Content type:OriginalPaper
    • Published: 22 June 2023

  3. The Impact of Patient–Physician Racial and Gender Concordance on Patient Satisfaction with Outpatient Clinic Visits

    • Nathan M. Shaw
    • Nancy Hills
    • Benjamin N. Breyer
    • Content type:OriginalPaper
    • Published: 21 June 2023

  4. Classification of Students by Race and Hispanic/Latino/a/x Ethnicity Impacts Estimates of the Prevalence of Substance Use

    • Lindsey Webb
    • Trenette C. Goings
    • Renee M. Johnson
    • Content type:OriginalPaper
    • Published: 21 June 2023

  5. Unfulfilled Needs in the Detection, Diagnosis, Monitoring, Treatment, and Understanding of Glaucoma in Blacks Globally

    • Ayobami Adebayo
    • Daniel Laroche
    • Content type:ReviewPaper
    • Open Access
    • Published: 20 June 2023

Journal updates

  • Call for Papers: Reducing Poverty and Its Consequences

    Submission Deadline: Jul. 1, 2023

    As one of the most enduring and complex social problems in the world, poverty, and its eradication, must be addressed through a variety of research and practice domains including social, behavioral, and public health perspectives. Our journal is calling for submissions to a multi-journal collection exploring this significant global issue.

  • 2021 Cite Score

    The 2021 CiteScore for Journal of Racial and Ethnic Health Disparities is 4.4. The journal is ranked 20/443 in the Anthropology subject area. More information here:

  • Press Release

    Springer launches new society journal on health disparities

    Click here to read full press release

  • Disclosure of Interest and Ethical Standards Form

    JREHD Ethical Disclosures.pdf



    Cato T. Laurencin, M.D., Ph.D., University of Connecticut, Storrs, CT, USA

    Deputy Editor:

    Wai Hong (Kevin) Lo, Ph.D., University of Connecticut Health Center, Farmington, CT, USA

    Associate Editors:

    Chiledom A. Ahaghotu, M.D., Ph.DHoward University, Washington, DC, USA

    Joan Reede, M.D., M.S., M.P.H., M.B.A., Boston, MA, USA

    Augustus White, M.D., Ph.D., Boston, MA, USA

    Statistical Reviewer:

    Chia-Ling Kuo, Ph.D.; UConn Health Center, Farmington, CT, USA

    Editorial Board:

    Shervin Assari, M.D., M.P.H., Charles R. Drew University of Medicine and Science, Los Angeles, CA, USA; Linda Barry, M. D. University of Connecticut, Farmington, CT, USA; Joseph Betancourt, M.D., M.P.H., Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA, USACedric Bright, M.D., University of North Carolina School of Medicine, Chapel Hill, NC, USACarolyn Britton, M.D., M.S., Columbia University, New York, NY, USA;  Michael W.  Byrd, M.D., M.P.H., Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, MA, USADonna Christensen, M.D., U.S. House of Representatives, Washington, D.C.,USA; Linda Clayton, M.D., M.P.H, Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, MA, USAJulian D. Ford, Ph.D., University of Connecticut Health Center, Farmington, CT, USAJames Gavin III, M.D., Ph.D., Emory University of Medicine, Atlanta, GA, USA; Lynnezy Gibson, M.D., Newport Beach, CA, USA; George Hill, Ph.D., Vanderbilt University School of Medicine, Nashville, TN, USARodney Hood, M.D., Cobb-NMA Institute, Silver Spring, MD, USA; Marja M. Hurley, M.D.,University of Connecticut, Storrs, CT, USA; Sonja Hutchins, M.D., M.P.H., Ph.D.Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, GA, USAEdith Irby-Jones, M.D., University of Arkansas School of Medicine, Little Rock, AR, USACamara P. Jones, M.D., M.P.H., Ph.D., Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, GA, USALovell Jones, Ph.D, The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, TX, USAThomas LaVeist, Ph.D.John Hopkins University of Public Health, Baltimore, MD, USAMichael Lenoir, M.D., University of California, San Francisco, CA, USA; Robert Like, M.D., M.S., Robert Wood Johnson Medical School, New Brunswick, NJ, USAEdith Mitchell, M.D.Thomas Jefferson University, Philadelphia, PA, USARandall Morgan, M.D., M.B.A., Sarasota Orthopedic Associates, Sarasota FL, USA; Roderic Pettigrew, M.D., Ph.D., National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, MD, USA; Vivian Pinn, M.D., National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, MD, USAGriffin Rodgers, M.D., National Institutes of Health, Bethesda MD, USAJohn Ruffin, M.D., National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, MD, USA; David Satcher, M.D., Ph.D., Morehouse School of Medicine, Atlanta, GA, USABrian Smedley, Ph.D.Health Policy Institute, Washington, DC, USAAnne E. Sumner, M.D., Diabetes, Endocrinology and Obesity Branch, NIDDK, Bethesda, MD, USA; Richard Allen Williams, M.D., UCLA School of Medicine, Los Angeles, CA, USA; Gail Wyatt, Ph.D., David Geffen School of Medicine, UCLA School of Medicine, Los Angeles, CA, USA. 

    Young Researcher Editorial Board:

    Noé Rubén Chávez, Ph.D., University of Illinois at Chicago, Chicago, IL, USA; Sirry Alang, M.A., M.S., Ph.D., Lehigh University, Bethlehem, PA, USA; Mary-Katherine Smith, DrPH, M.P.H., MCHES, A.T. Still University, Kirksville, MO, USA